Hoop star Kris Humphries may have missed his true athletic calling: Dodgeball! The estranged husband of socialite Kim Kardashian avoided all talk of the reality star in his first interview since the couple called time on their two-month marriage.
How’s Ole Humphy been holding up since getting a swift kick to the curb from Kim Kardashian’s pointy stiletto?
Well enough to savor the gooey goodness of mom’s homemade cookies!
Kris Humphries appeared in his first TV interview since splitting from the reality socialite on Good Morning America Friday.
Last we heard, Kris wanted his prenuptial agreement with Kim dismissed so he could talk about their brief marriage to the press. A confidentiality clause in the prenup reportedly prevents the hoopster from speaking to the media about his estranged bride.
“The confidentiality aspect of the prenup is extensive and was created just in case things went bad, neither Kim nor Kris could discuss their relationship to the media…” an insider told Radar Online last week.
So it should come as little surprise that Kris, never one to mince words, was unusually quiet as he and his mom, Debra, appeared on the breakfast show to bake cookies during a segment sponsored by Taste of Home magazine.
The basketballer ducked every question thrown at him about his short-lived melodrama with Kardashian by GMA’s Josh Elliott.
“It’s going good. I’m excited to be close to playing basketball. In the off-season, I’ve doing a lot of work with my foundation, spending time with my family, working on my game a lot,” he replied when Elliott asked how he’s been handling his divorce.
“What has the divorce process been like?” Josh asked.
“It’s been different, but through everything I’ve just focused on family and preparing for basketball. Basketball is something I take really serious and I continue to do that. You know, just moving forward,” Kris replied.
What did he think when Kim filed for divorce?
“For me, it’s just certain things happen in life and you gotta move forward. I’m excited to be where I’m at right now with the NBA season and I’m ready to go,” Kris shot back.
Why did he file for an annulment?
“I’m really right now focused on basketball and other things will take care of themselves, you know. For most people, camp starts today, 4 p.m. Hopefully I’ll be on a team soon and ready to go,” Humphries answered.
Debra was just as cryptic in her responses.
“I think for us, the important thing is to stay close as a family through the ups and downs that come,” she said curtly.
“Our faith in God carried us through all these times. We try to focus on being thankful for things and being positive… We’re not trying to look back, we’re focusing on moving forward.”
What impact did having reality cameras shadowing him have on his relationship? Elliott quizzed.
“I can’t say for sure. It’s the only time I’ve been married,” the 26-year-old answered.
“I’ve been in front of cameras on the NBA since I was 19. It’s a different level, but for me it’s about moving forward and give back to my foundation, focusing on childhood obesity. Life is more about how you can help other people and making the most out of your platform.”
Has his public image taken a hit?
“I think if people know me and know who I am and what I stand for, I think they’ll know I love to give back. I’m a fun guy. I don’t really play into all the gossip that takes place. It’s life.”
Does he still love Kim?
Humphries chuckled a bit, before saying, “I’m focused on just what I can control, which is being ready to play ball and supporting my mom and her cookie baking.”
Humphries filed a petition to have the marriage annulled last month.
He lists the date of separation as Oct. 31, 2011 and the reason for the split as “fraud.” Kris believes his entire romance with Kim was simply an elaborate storyline for her popular E! reality franchise.
The pro baller has requested that a legal separation be granted if an annulment is denied.
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